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Headlines Ex-Chess Champ Fischer Applies for Asylum in Japan

voiceofreason

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NARITA, Japan (Reuters) - Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, wanted by the United States for defying sanctions on Yugoslavia, has applied for political asylum in Japan while he appeals against a decision to deport him.

Fischer, 61, arrived in Japan in April and was detained at Narita airport near Tokyo last month when he tried to leave for the Philippines on a passport that U.S. officials say was invalid.

The chess master has been wanted in the United States since 1992, when he defied U.S. economic sanctions against Yugoslavia to play a chess match there against his old rival Boris Spassky.

Japan accepts only political refugees. Fischer's supporters in Japan say he is being persecuted by the United States.

"He walked into the country, got stamped in legally with a visa," said Tokyo-based Canadian communications consultant John Bosnitch, who has been advising Fischer.

U.S. authorities had suddenly notified Japanese officials in June that Fischer's passport had become invalid, Bosnitch added.

Fischer disappeared after the 1992 match, apparently traveling in Europe and Asia, only to resurface after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States in an interview on Philippines radio in which he praised the attacks.

Fischer disappeared until the 1992 match against Spassky, whom he again defeated, then vanished again until his remarks on the Sept. 11 attacks. Fischer, whose mother was Jewish, has also stirred controversy with anti-Semitic remarks.

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Why would U.S. authorities suddenly notify Japanese officials that Fischer's passport had become invalid?

Because in an interview on Philippines radio he praised the 9/11 attacks on the United States. READ: He pissed somebody off.

Bobby Fischer has always been a bit of a nutjob, smart, but a nutjob. However, he is seriously being targeted for other reasons...
 
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voiceofreason said:
NARITA, Japan (Reuters) - Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, wanted by the United States for defying sanctions on Yugoslavia, has applied for political asylum in Japan while he appeals against a decision to deport him.

Fischer, 61, arrived in Japan in April and was detained at Narita airport near Tokyo last month when he tried to leave for the Philippines on a passport that U.S. officials say was invalid.

The chess master has been wanted in the United States since 1992, when he defied U.S. economic sanctions against Yugoslavia to play a chess match there against his old rival Boris Spassky.

Japan accepts only political refugees. Fischer's supporters in Japan say he is being persecuted by the United States.

"He walked into the country, got stamped in legally with a visa," said Tokyo-based Canadian communications consultant John Bosnitch, who has been advising Fischer.

U.S. authorities had suddenly notified Japanese officials in June that Fischer's passport had become invalid, Bosnitch added.

Fischer disappeared after the 1992 match, apparently traveling in Europe and Asia, only to resurface after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States in an interview on Philippines radio in which he praised the attacks.

Fischer disappeared until the 1992 match against Spassky, whom he again defeated, then vanished again until his remarks on the Sept. 11 attacks. Fischer, whose mother was Jewish, has also stirred controversy with anti-Semitic remarks.

(This story has had sections omitted for the sake of brevity)
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Why would U.S. authorities suddenly notify Japanese officials that Fischer's passport had become invalid?

Because in an interview on Philippines radio he praised the 9/11 attacks on the United States. READ: He pissed somebody off.

Bobby Fischer has always been a bit of a nutjob, smart, but a nutjob. However, he is seriously being targeted for other reasons...
hey when you post a sig you should go by it. think before posting next time
 

gurlgonewild

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Bobby Fischer, on Way to Iceland, Says Feels Great
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:32 PM ET





By Kim McLaughlin COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Chess legend Bobby Fischer made a brief stop-over in Denmark on Thursday on his way from Tokyo to Iceland, which granted him citizenship earlier this week enabling him to avoid deportation to the United States.

"Okay. Great, great," a tired-looking Fischer told Reuters when asked how he felt about traveling to his new home country.

Sporting a thick white beard and dressed in a striped sweater and jeans, Fischer declined further comment, setting off on an airport shopping tour with his companion, Miyoko Watai, a four-time Japan women's chess champion.

The former world champion had been in detention in Japan since last July when he was taken into custody for traveling on what U.S. officials said was an invalid U.S. passport.

Fischer was scheduled to fly from Copenhagen later on Thursday to Reykjavik where he won the world title in 1972 by beating Soviet champion Boris Spassky in a classic Cold War encounter.

He could have faced prison and fines in the United States, where he is wanted for violating sanctions against the former Yugoslavia by playing a chess match there in 1992.

Fischer vanished after the 1992 match, in which he defeated his old rival Spassky and pocketed $3 million.

He resurfaced after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. In an interview with a Philippine radio station, Fischer praised the strikes and said he wanted to see America "wiped out."

Although born to a Jewish mother, Fischer has also stirred controversy with anti-Semitic remarks.
hadn't a clue. but interesting.
 

YUCK FOU!!!

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thats incredible, something tells me after reading the 911 part, american intellegence agencys are in on this shit, hes done some kinda crime against humanity
 
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All I know is that the movie about him teaching that kid how to play chess was pretty good